Robo Shankar is an Indian Born (December 24, 1978) stand-up comedian who has also appeared in character roles in Tamil films. He made his breakthrough with STAR Vijay's Kalakkapovathu Yaaru performing stand up comedy. He is a now cast as regular on several shows on STAR Vijay and has presented television shows for the channel. He visited and performed stage shows in more than 30 countries. He was awarded "Doctorate" by International Tamil University, USA.
Robo Shankar who is a mimicry artist was offered by Gokul a role in Rowthiram (2011), however his scenes were edited out from the film. Gokul again cast him in a role of Pasupathi's henchman in Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara (2013) which gave him a break as an actor. After doing small roles in Yaaruda Mahesh and Kappal, Balaji Mohan cast him the role of a drunkard in Vaayai Moodi Pesavum (2014). His performance was described by critics as "scream". He portrayed a negative character in Touring Talkies (2015). He then acted in Maari (2015) where his performance was mentioned by critics that he "deserves a special mention" and "steals the show with his unique one-liners and body language". In March 2017, he has signed his next project with Pawan Kalyan which is to be directed by Trivikram Srinivas.